For some kids, they never knew a parent, grandparent or other family member without Parkinson's disease. For others, the diagnosis may come as a confusing shock. Either way, kids likely have questions about the disease and may have picked up some incorrect notions, and unfounded fears, from friends or online.
Of course, choosing when and how to talk about Parkinson's disease with children is a very personal choice. If you're thinking about it but don't know where to start, our community shared their experiences and what worked -- or didn't work -- for their families. Please add your own experiences to the comments.